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MutherBear retweeted
As noted earlier, there's a nifty typo WAYYYY at the end of the NYT version of the June subpoena story revealing that outside advisors who were not in Trump's employ[ee] were pushing him to keep the classified documents in his basement.
Replying to @emptywheel
My favorite bit (bc typos that remain in Big Media docs may represent late edits, & bc NYT should have kept their copy editors): a ref to Trump aides who don't work for him who've convinced him he should violate the Espionage Act. Makes those surveillance vids more interesting!
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MutherBear retweeted
And BOTH Kash and Solomon weighed in on what was going on here, with Kash claiming that Trump had insta-declassified everything.
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MutherBear retweeted
If Donald Trump made TS/SCI documents available to Kash Patel (formerly cleared but under leak investigation since) and John Solomon (tied to the Dmitry Firtash gig), it dramatically changes his OWN exposure.
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MutherBear retweeted
Replying to @AdamParkhomenko
Thanks, @AdamParkhomenko. The lies from @GOPChairwoman @GOPLeader have inspired armed MAGA supporters to actually threaten my kids. So cut the shit Ronna. You’re going to get people killed.
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MutherBear retweeted
So. It appears Monday’s visit to Mar-a-Lago was squarely in the “Find Out” phase of things.
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MutherBear retweeted
One more point: For MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS, TV lawyers told me we'd know in real time of DOJ subpoenaed Trump. That ... turned out to be wrong.
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MutherBear retweeted
Meanwhile, former cop is being sentenced before Judge Cooper. Cooper was pretty stressed about this in an early J6 hearing the morning. He already said there will be A LOT of explanation about enhancements.
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MutherBear retweeted
Kash MIGHT still have clearance (tho he was investigated for a leak last year, possibly to Aaron Maté). I'm going to bet a fair amount of $$ that John Solomon is not cleared to read even Secret documents.
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MutherBear retweeted
Here's @woodruffbets's story from--golly, 2 days after MAL got a subpoena for surveillance videos showing who had access to the basement full of stolen documents in the basement!!--showing that Trump gave John Solomon & Kash Patel access to his archives. politico.com/news/2022/06/24…
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MutherBear retweeted
If you're going to attribute scoops, attribute them to the right people. Not least, it proves that all the access you've bought in 5 years won't get you shit when Trump is really trying to hide something.
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MutherBear retweeted
Reminder: The person who first revealed the search on Mar-a-Lago was not Trump. It was a local reporter named Peter Schorsch. The person who first reported the June subpoena was not CNN. It was John Solomon (and yes, Trump has given him and Kash Patel access to his archives).
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MutherBear retweeted
Also, one point of clarification: Trump has refused to release the search warrant and the 2-page manifest. What NYT is trying to get unsealed is that, plus the affidavit.
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MutherBear retweeted
Anyone want to bet whether Kash Patel is one of those people who are not in Trump's employ[ee] but who want him to keep classified information in the basement of his foreign intelligence riddled golf resort?
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MutherBear retweeted
Note: Poor John Solomon is getting short shrift by the outlets playing catchup. HE claims to know some of what was in the June subpoena. justthenews.com/politics-pol…
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MutherBear retweeted
My favorite bit (bc typos that remain in Big Media docs may represent late edits, & bc NYT should have kept their copy editors): a ref to Trump aides who don't work for him who've convinced him he should violate the Espionage Act. Makes those surveillance vids more interesting!
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MutherBear retweeted
They named Molly Michaels and Derek Lyons among those who've been interviewed in this investigation. Lyons wouldn't have recent information. Michaels would. Why Lyons and not the two Pats, especially Philbin, who was involved in talks w/Archives, I dunno.
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MutherBear retweeted
Here's NYT matching (in order) John Solomon and CNN. The've got more specifics on the manifest -- and a pretty nutty style guide for "several." nytimes.com/2022/08/11/us/po…
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MutherBear retweeted
I wonder if Trump suspects DeSantis knew about the raid.
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MutherBear retweeted
All: Yes, I see that an armed person apparently tried to attack the FBI in OH. But given how crazy things have gotten in the US, it's not yet clear whether this person was incited by a fearful criminal suspect, a sloppy press, and a bunch of craven politicians.
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